Last week I went on a camping trip with my friends to Devon, and my camera had it’s first proper holiday. We all had a great time – and one without heavy downpours, miserable board games and woollen jumpers!
Here’s a few of the shots I got when I was down there, when the sun was shining and the waves calmly lapping. When I got home, when the real British summer weather starts (an abundance of rain, wind and cloud), that you actually begin to appreciate the sunshine.
After that, every time I picked up my camera it would result in a light sprinkling of sand from every nook and cranny. Hopefully I captured these small aspects of my Devon holiday while taking full advantage of the fantastic weather we had!
In April I got a phone call. Little did I know this was going to be my first photographic assignment… and it was in London. Working to a deadline, I was on the Oxford Tube within an hour, camera in hand, ready to begin my new project.
I had been asked to take 40 photographs of famous London landmarks and sights from an ‘interesting or unexpected’ angle by a London based publishing company. Right up my street! These photos will then to be published in a small book (65mm x 100mm) and given to guests of a prestigious hotel in London. The idea is that it is a visual quiz for tourists, so I had to think of quirky angles to take on some of London’s top attractions. My book will then be slip bound alongside two other books of London based themes, showcasing the work of students in England.
Running off adrenaline and excitement I got straight to work, and what an adventure it was. Overall it took me 7 days, 1500 clicks of the shutter and countless flat whites to get the job done. I had great and such a fantastic experience, despite some miserable weather and underground disasters, and really hope I’ll be able to do something like it again soon!
I can now officially call myself a blogger, and what a world of excitement I’ve stumbled across. I am going to share my latest photographic work with you using my Nikon D7000 with my 50mm f/1.8, 135mm f/2.8 and 24 – 70mm f/2.8 lenses, so you can follow me on every step of my adventure.
Of course, I’m no professional: just and enthusiast with a passion. My love for experimentation leads me to explore a variety of styles, techniques and ideas- some, I’m sure, won’t always be your cup of tea. However others, I hope, will make you intrigued, interested and inspired.
One day soon I’d love to have a chance to showcase my work, but its virtual exhibition for now…
This is going to be fun and I can’t wait to get started!
Ollie, age 19.